As of Tuesday, May 31, 2016
10 YEARS AGO
MAY 31, 2006
•GRANGEVILLE – After nearly 13 years on the job, Syringa General Hospital administrator Jess Hawley stepped down from his position May 25.
20 YEARS AGO
MAY 29, 1996
•District 241 officials are gratified by the passage of the $400,000 levy to fix safety problems but are in a quandary about how to correct the severe problems at Grangeville Elementary School.
Last week’s $5.7 million bond issue for a new middle school at Grangeville got only 44.8 percent and needed 66.6 percent to pass.
30 YEARS AGO
JUNE 4, 1986
•The Border Days Committee has announced the grand marshal for the 75th Border Days will be Heyward Jack of Grangeville.
Jack was selected from a large field of nominees according to Border Days President Gene Warden.
40 YEARS AGO
JUNE 1, 1976
•Bicentennial cyclists traveled through Grangeville Friday. A group of 14 from the U.S. and Europe started from Reedsport, Ore., May 19, averaging 90 miles a day. An advanced group going 30 to 40 miles per day faster than others, the group’s final destination is Yorktown, Va., where they hope to arrive June 12.
50 YEARS AGO
JUNE 2, 1966
•Dedication of the new Grangeville Elementary School building is scheduled for 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 1. The new structure which was partially occupied in early January is now complete and is believed to be the most modern elementary school building in northern Idaho. One of its most talked about features is the wall-to-wall carpeting in each classroom.
60 YEARS AGO
MAY 31, 1956
•After 51 years, Riggins’ swinging bridge gave up the battle and tumbled into the raging river. High water had damaged the bridge many times in the past.
70 YEARS AGO
MAY 30, 1946
•Thieves entered the Mountain View Club, in the old post office building and made off with four slot machines and the safe.
80 YEARS AGO
MAY 28, 1936
•W.A. Jones, buyer for Swift and Co., purchased the hog shipment last Friday which consisted of 278 head. The price paid was $9.60 and the consignment was routed to San Francisco.
90 YEARS AGO
MAY 28, 1926
•Morris Segal of the Paramount Film Co. and O.W. McConnell, owner of the Lyric Theatre here happened to be in Sheriff Rothyell’s office yesterday, when one of the federal prisoners here invited the two to come into the cage. They did so, and the door was slammed.
Almost immediately the pair was charged with trespassing and a “Kangaroo Court” was quickly formed, with judge and prosecutor.
100 YEARS AGO
JUNE 1, 1916
•Dr. Green closed his dental office the first of June and is going away for the summer and does not expect to return until Oct. 1, when he will again be in his office during the winter months.
110 YEARS AGO
MAY 31, 1906
•Last week a practical test was made on the street with the log drag described some time ago in an article in the Free Press and as an effective road worker it proved all that was claimed for it. It should be used directly after a rain when the surface of the road is soft and at such times will not only pack the dirt but leaves the surface smooth and fills up the ruts. With four horses a great deal of road can be gone over in a day and for a cheap, effective road appliance the log drag promises to become popular on all dirt roads.
120 YEARS AGO
MAY 29, 1896
•The Salvation Army has been conducting meetings at the IOOF Hall. The group will visit Elk City and Florence.